Black Heart Bracelet and Evil Eye Protection Earrings

If you meet a cross-eyed person
you must plunge into the grass,
alongside the chilly ants,
fish through the green fingernails
and come up with the four-leaf clover
or your blood with congeal
like cold gravy.
              ~ from “The Evil Eye” by Anne Sexton

My beloved Oma Linda, witchy Crone extraordinaire over at Olde Baggs ‘n Stuft Shirts, wants to make sure that at least one Wicked Darling never has to worry about “green fingernails,” or “blood with congeal like cold gravy.” With her gifted hands and all the love in her heart, Oma Linda has crafted protection that is powerful and stylish.  

Yep, a lucky All Hallow’s Grim 2013… So Good, So Dark partier will take home handmade evil eye protection spiral earrings and a black heart nuts bracelet.

Giveaway
Evil Eye Protection Spiral Earrings and Black Heart Nuts Bracelet

To enter, do the following: Write a short poem about the evil eye (add it as a comment). The poem must include the phrases: evil eye, black heart, witchy protection, Oma Linda, spiral nuts.

For Extra Entries – Worth one entry each
2. Read “My addiction to glass,” and leave a comment for Oma Linda. If you don’t die a rare combination of joy of fright, like I almost did, come back here and tell me about it. I love that story!
3. Be a Wicked Darling. Follow Pagan Culture (this blog).
* Enter by Oct 24th at 5:13 pm EDT. Visit the Giveaway Rules page for eligibility and details.   


So Good, So Dark PartiersPlease leave the links to your All Hallow’s Grim 2013 entries as comments on the original announcement post. Links left on other posts will be deleted. Gracias! 

76 comments:

  1. Oh my! Oma! these are glorious! I already left a comment on "my addiction to glass"...fabulous post. Off to write a poem now :D XXX

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    1. That is high praise from you Gina....thanks so much

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    2. It was yummy, wasn't it, Gina?

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  2. Ok, Oma Linda and Magaly - this travesty is all your fault!!!


    One dark moon night, while on a walk,
    Oma Linda heard a shadow talk,
    It said 'I once was powerful just like you,
    but with each vile choice, my black heart grew,
    My substance shrank and started to fade
    Until all that was left was this pathetic shade.
    Oh, let me steal your heart, Oma dear,
    I promise, you have little to fear..."
    But Oma Linda, with her evil eye,
    Witchy protection against spirits that lie,
    Faced him down -He had no guts
    And ran, leaving only his spiral nuts.

    ~ Lynda

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    1. Hahahahaha....awesome! :D

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    2. Oh my giggles, Ms. Lynda....this is a fabulous poem, thank you so much....Oma Linda

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    3. haha! You're good inspiration, Oma Linda!

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    4. Lynda B, you're a riot! I can't stop giggling at the thought of "spiral nuts"

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    5. I don't know why his nuts are twisty -
      It must remain a ghostly myst'ry.

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  3. Oma Linda, those are beautiful, I have read "My Addiction To Glass" and left a comment. I absolutely loved this story!!!!!!!

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  4. I loved Oma Linda's stories - Michael likes to collect old interesting bottles. Now I'm going to be wondering who they are!

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    1. I collect bottles, too. I hope whoever they used to be liked books...

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  5. And oh yes, I follow Pagan Culture. :)

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  6. Ok...I'm back...and you asked for it!

    Oma Linda had a farm
    E...I...E...I...O
    And on that farm there was a Squirrel
    E...I...E...I...O
    With a heart as black as a witches hat,
    It tore the spiral nuts from the witches cat,
    And flashed it's evil eye as the pussy spat!
    E...I...E...I...O
    Oma Linda had a Charm
    And she squashed that Squirrel flat!

    :D XXX

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    1. Oh Gina....this is wonderful E...I...E....I...O, loved it, Oma Linda

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    2. *laugh* Perfect!

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    3. Gina, I've read this more than 3 times and I'm still chuckling... at 1am LOL

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  7. Ms. Magaly, this is a wonderful idea.....the poems will be a keepsake for me.....thanks lovely wickedy one. Oma Linda

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    1. I hope they brought something sweet and soothing to your heart, my Oma Linda ;-)

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  8. Contramelocchio, contramelocchio break
    that evil eye
    There’s a black heart
    among us, I spy.

    OMALINDA, OMALINDA
    conjure this witchy projection
    spiral nut, black heart summon
    contramelocchio protection.

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    1. Thank you Gina! You are so kind!

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    2. Mario, you have graced me with a lovely poem.......thank you.

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    3. Tomorrow, I will yell "contramelocchio " to strangers in the street.

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  9. Here's my poem, although I'm sure it's different from what some would expect:

    Black hair, Black skin, Black heart,
    Gorgeous man, blow my world apart,
    Women say too soon you say good-bye
    Evil lips and evil eye
    voudou reflection and witchy protection
    I've been cursed to dance for a man who looks like you
    Midnight ifs and cobalt blue buts
    Honey man, may I hold your spiral nuts
    Oma Linda, let there be no surprise
    to find that I have written a poem about a man's black heart
    and his evil eyes

    Now that I've gotten my ya-yas out while recalling a video of Jimi Hendrix's "Wild Thing," come and enter my giveaway.

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    1. "Midnight ifs and cobalt blue buts.....hmmmmmm, now I have a mental picture as well. Thank you Ms. Lilypads....I shall be over to visit shortly. Oma Linda

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    2. "Honey man, may I hold your spiral nuts" Sweet!!!!

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  10. oops.. I was so busy thinking about Jimi Hendrix, I forgot to say Find me at The Gratitude Journal of Ms. Lilypads under "It's ham-fisted, All Right."

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    1. I shall fly to your cyber-home and see what else you're cooking ;-)

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  11. Oma Linda, your very name means "beauty"
    But can beauty shield against an evil eye?
    Is glamour proof against a dark heart?
    Or can the two dance together
    Entwined in the coils of a spiral nut?
    Perhaps it is in the joining where witchy protection lies.

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    1. Kestrel, brilliant use of all the phrases and you pose an interesting question....."can beauty shield again an evil eye?" I believe the answer is yes, when the beauty is knowledge.....remember being smart is the very essence of sexy.

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    2. Oma Linda and Ashton are correct!

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    3. Linda, I *love* that interpretation of it! I know I commented on your blog, but that glass story was so inventive and creepy - still digging it!

      LOL, one of these days I'll remember to be consistent with which goggle account I use to respond here! (or fix it so my goofy name is the same on both)

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  12. Black heart birthed an evil eye
    Oma Linda stirred her pot
    Steamy tendrils of witchy
    Protection flew. Blackened eye
    Got lost within spiral nuts.

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    1. I want to see "Steamy tendrils of witchy Protection..."

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    2. They writhe like pythons, with a grip like an Griffon's talon, & can be grasped no easier than a sparkler's bright fire :)

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  13. Beautiful post Magaly, love the poem by A.S..sublime!..and gorgeous earrings by Oma Linda..she s an enchanted soul! I have been scrolling through your blog..enjoying all the magic you share and shine out!
    namaste kindred!
    Victoria

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    1. Oma Linda crafts poetry with bits... ;-)

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  14. I left my comment on Oma Linda's luscious story. I follow your blog.

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  15. Oh, the Glass addiction story was wonderful. Scary and disturbing and totally understandable, as I have a kitchen full of clean bottles and jars that is my Glass Hoard. They're mine, I tell you! Mine!

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    1. Talk to them... then tell me what they say to you ;-D

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    2. Firstly with apologies to Oma, the English language and anyone who reads this awful excuse for a poem...
      Some say Oma Linda has a black heart
      But, Black is good & so's her art (sorry warned you)
      Evil Eye(?) NO WORRIES, Earrings guarantee her witchy protection
      Sure I'll HAPPILY accept (with hugs & affection)
      Oh, Spiral Nuts in a bracelet for ME(???)
      I can't believe I can get these (AWESOME) treasures for free ;)

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    3. I think Oma will like your poem just fine. I know I do. I love how you used your "Spiral Nuts." ;-)

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  16. Hope embarrassing, that juvenile poem, now admitting to stalking you ;)

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    1. That poem was very mature. It had "Nuts." Yep, "Spiral" ones ;-D

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  17. "my addiction to glass" truthfully, it fulfilled my inner need to jump dimensionally into... the Twilight Zone.
    Oma, I freakin' LOVE that story, real orgasmic goose bumps, and if I do win your jewellery, between you & me (ssh don't tell Ms Wicked) I really don't want to re-gift LOL, I know I told Magaly it was a great idea & all, but come on, that was before I saw these... these are GORGEOUS!!! :)

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    1. I should have known not to read that one at 2 in the morning. I will read it again in a be Muahahaha!

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  18. From the hands of Oma Linda witchy protection you will find
    from those with gnarled bloody fingers, black hearts and evil eyes.
    Beware the bubbling cauldron spewing spiral nuts and berries
    Keep company with benevolent sorts like magic sprites and fairies.

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    1. *Squeeeeeeeeeeal* That was wonderful. Love those fairies ;-D

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  19. I left a comment for Oma linda and then came here to join the party.
    I share an addiction to glass but prefer it whole rather than in splinters.
    Generally I do not think there are souls captured but energies left behind.

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    1. The concept as a whole is spooky, isn't it?

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  20. :) I am following both the dark and light sides of pagan culture.

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  21. Ok, I will give this one a try! LOL!

    "Spiral nuts flying across the moon lit sky, dash towards the beautiful Oma Linda and almost land on her toes!"
    "With witchy protection of an evil eye and a gorgeous black heart, Oma Linda raises her hands and shoots those spiral nuts back from where they came from!" ;o)

    LOL! Don't laugh too hard! LOL!

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    1. Those spiral nuts are getting a beating! LOL

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  22. I love Oma Linda's story too! I thought it was real!!! She had me!!!

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    1. Me too!!! and when I finished reading I was looking at the empty bottles I keep by my books. I was totally spooked lol

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  23. Loved Oma Linda's story with its startling twist... Oh my!

    I wrote my poem about the creation of her lovely prizes:

    “What prize shall I make for my friend Magaly?”
    Oma Linda thought, then she cackled with glee.
    “I’ll make some fun jewelry for witchy protection”,
    then she opened a box and perused her collection.

    “Spiral nuts, black heart, haint blue”, she incanted.
    Then she reached in and took all the charms she’d enchanted.
    An evil eye earring she fashioned, then two,
    but something was missing and that wouldn’t do.

    She created a bracelet of silver and then,
    she added some hearts so more love could go in.
    With a pinch of whimsy and a sprinkle of fun
    and a wave of her magickal wand, she was done!


    Thanks for the chance to win these treats and for the wickedly wonderful
    party!

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    1. Spiral nuts and fun! Purrrfect ;-D

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  24. While out walking tonight....one of black heart cast an evil eye my way.
    Oma Linda...I implore of thee
    Shower spiral nuts and witchy protection upon me
    Blessed be.

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    1. Hahahahaha! I just saw a shower of Spiral nuts ;-D

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  25. I am following via email and GFC.

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  26. That was a pretty compelling story. I don't think that I will ever look at old glass bottles the same again.

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  27. Oma! I love that you love glass. I do, too, (and I thought I might be the only one who saves the shards and bit of broken treasures).

    Your craftwork and your words perfectly compliment each other, and you.

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    1. This love might be a witchy thing because my love affair with bottles (and glass) started a long time ago, too...

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  28. Oma Linda had an evil eye,
    and often looked deep in the sky.
    The she'd open her evil black heart,
    and the was only just the start!
    Others thought she had a case of spiral nuts,
    as they watched her stir her couldron full of guts.
    In deep concentration she was aiming for profection,
    for she was casting a spell of witchy proection!

    : ) That was fun!
    makeighleekyleigh at yahoo dot com

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  29. I loved your story Oma! I felt like I was standing next to you in that gas station. You're a fantastic writer!

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